Hugh Keenleyside Dam Construction of the tunnel for the Elko Dam Line drawing of the Nelson Powerplant
Balance of Power

The history of the area has been transformed by development - both on the rivers and along side them. The history of hydroelectric development in the area involved almost everything around us. The dams are the visible infrastructures, the stories of the people are less visible but their impact is just as strong. The transformation of the landscape over the last 110 years has been dramatic and the choices made have left their impression. Explore the history of the area through images, personal stories, and maps with film, archival photos and a Dynamic Map.

Introduction